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Respect yourself and respect your body


Last two weeks have been really tumultuous with my Vedic Maths Workshop going on , mom not keeping well , new session starting for son . And somehow my blog was neglected . It was crying for my attention and finally I am here tending to her .

But despite the busy schedule I was having, one thing i did not miss was my exercise regime. I work out everyday for 45 minutes to 1 hour  in the gym . Yes we have  a gym in our apartment complex. Though not very sophisticted it is quite handy with some good equipments . My exercise regime includes a 15 minutes of warm up with half an hour on Elliptical or Treadmil and few minutes of stretching exercises . Coming from a diabetic family I do have insulin resistance and for me my exercise routine is one of the most significant part of my daily routine. In today’s fast moving world it is not only important to be healthy but  a necessity. After all everybody knows that ” A healthy mind resides in a healthy body ”

It has been proved again and again through numerous studies that physical activity like swimming , running , exercising releases the feel good hormones in our blood called endorphins . These harmones enhances your mood , makes you feel buoyant and happy .They also regulate your blood pressure and sugar level. A good start of the day ensures  you are ready to face the challenges at work or home. I was never a sporting person , i always prefered books to any sports. But when you are surrounded by people who are so physically fit you are inspired to lead a healthy life.

My father has been diabetic from last 30 years. But because of his fitness regime he has been able to sail through the ups and downs of his life. He has relentlessly pursued yoga , pranayam and brisk walking from last 20 years or so. I still cannot match his steps while walking along with him. I literally need to run huffing and panting . He has always been a great inspiration . IF that was not enough I am married to a person who is a marathon runner. Amit is one adrenaline junkie and has competed in more than few dozen marathons. In fact Last year he was the only Indian to participate in the full marathon at Edmonton,Canada. His energy caught with me too and i was inspired to participate in the Pinkathon , the only ladies run which happen all over India in the metros.

The point is it is necessary to be healthy and fit. So decide what you love to do , it can be brisk walking , running , swimming or pumping iron in the gym . Devise a schedule and stick to it. Once you are addicted to it , you will find that it is really difficult to give any excuse not to follow the fitness regime.  The rush of morning air ruffling your hair , the sweet cocophany of the birds and bees , the trees and flowers swaying in the morning breeze will make your entire day beautiful . As someone has rightly said , ” A fit healthy body is the best fashion statement you can make ”